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Sweet Corn Pheromone Trap Network

for Western NY - 2008

This is a seasonal scouting report giving growers in the Western New York area information on the presence of sweet corn pests and recommendations on scouting and thresholds. The report is written by Abby Seaman, NYS IPM's Area Extension Educator for Vegetables.

For 5/20/08

Traps were set up last week in Farmington, Penn Yan, Batavia, Hamlin, and Wayland.  No moths were caught at any location this week. Estimated emergence, based on a degree day forecasting model from Wisconsin, should occur around 375 modified base 50 (86/50) degree days.  Accumulations are in the lower 300's at several locations I just looked at, so moths should start to fly in the next week or so.